America's Teaching Zoo at Moorpark College
This five-acre enclave might be smaller than the average zoo, but it's just the right size for small kids.
Get up close with nearly 200 exotic animals who call this student-run teaching zoo their home, including Ira the lion, alligators, geckos, monkeys, tigers, camels, snakes, ocelots, and more.
Visitors can also check out fun shows and demonstrations, where animals engage in enrichment activities ranging from painting with primates to water buffalo football.
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Ventura Botanical Gardens
These botanical gardens offer guided & themed tours amid 160+ plant species, plus city & ocean views.
Ventura River Trail
Take a ride or hike on this biking and walking path that parallels the 33 freeway and Ventura River.
Marina Park is a 15-acre beachfront park in Ventura, featuring a large open grassy area for kids to play, families to host a picnic, or to just sit and enjoy the California sunshine.
Jerry's Coffee Shop
With a warm and welcoming environment and no-frills breakfast fare including pancakes, eggs, and biscuits with gravy, this diner has been a Simi staple for decades.
Enegren Brewing Company
This German-inspired local craft brewery offers a wide range of beers and bites, all within walking distance of the Moorpark Metrolink station.
Cactus Patch Restaurant
This comfy diner serves classic American comfort food in a retro setting.
This historical center of commerce and culture is a hub for transportation, cuisine and social gatherings.
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